Blog moved!

After checking the PHP options and benchmarking hosting & database speeds at spry.com’s dirt cheap hosting against options at the dirt cheap hosting I have at GoDaddy.com I decided to move Brainsnorkel to the garish world of GoDaddy.

While moving I found a couple of things of interest.

  1. That the Freshy2 theme I use has been bequeathed to the open source community by its creator, so I will move to a newer theme when I find one and modify it to taste. (Ignore the WordPress 2.9 incompatibilities for now, ok?)
  2. That exporting MySQL defaults to latin character encoding, and phpMyAdmin defaults to utf8 for import.
  3. That TPG has one of the slowest to update DNS servers in the world:

    sh-3.2$ nslookup brainsnorkel.com 203.12.160.35
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Server: dns1.tpgi.com.au
    Address: 203.12.160.35
    Name: brainsnorkel.com
    Address: 64.79.220.169
    sh-3.2$ nslookup brainsnorkel.com 203.12.160.36
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Server: dns2.tpgi.com.au
    Address: 203.12.160.36
    Name: brainsnorkel.com
    Address: 97.74.215.189

4 thoughts on “Blog moved!”

  1. Congrats on the move. Sorry it’s to GoDaddy (been watching Superbowl ads?), but if they work, then who’s complaining?

    Tis a pity that another developer has abandoned their software on a source repo and thinks that means they’re doing open source. Who’d have thought a well maintained theme would be hard to find…

    Have you considered Carrington? Admittedly, it looks to be a meta-theme – you’ll still have to find a theme to use in Carrington… But at least I know the company that’s behind it is still very much alive and kicking.

  2. Yes, apologies for propping up GoDaddy. Brash & garish and just a little sexist. Ads didn’t influence me, but dirt cheap, ssh, good allowances and an opportunity for consolidation did.

    Carrington sounds good. I wonder if the sub-themes are as transient.

  3. I’ve actually changed the mobile theme to a slim Carrington theme. Freshy seems to be updated regularly enough to keep it current for now.

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